On-site, presentation with visuals for groups under 40 participants who are not able to go to the grocery store, led by 1-2 tour leaders. Optional $10 Challenge available. Length of tours can be accommodated. Examples of groups can include food pantry clients, fitness classes, diabetes education groups, or groups facing transportation and/or childcare barriers.

Pop Up Tours


Cooking Matters at the Store teaches adults how to get the most nutrition for their food dollars by engaging them to practice food shopping skills to make healthy and affordable choices at the supermarket.

During the tour, participants practice:

  • Buying fruits and vegetables on a budget
  • Comparing unit prices
  • Reading food labels
  • Identifying whole grain foods

Participants take home a booklet with recipes and shopping tips, a reusable grocery bag, and a $10 gift card. All tours are available in English and Spanish, and in different models to fit the needs of the community:

Tours are led by trained facilitators and assistants - either staff or volunteer - often in collaboration with a community partner that serves families and helps recruit participants. Any community member can be trained to lead tours.

For inquiries about hosting Cooking Matters tours, contact:
Courtney Bursuc
(404) 419-3332

Si tiene preguntas en español sobre como organizar un recorrido: 
Evan Daily
(404) 419-1105

Available in grocery stores or on-site at community agencies as a "pop-up" event for groups of 40+ participants, led by 2-4 facilitators and a team of volunteers. Participants receive a passport and visit 4 nutrition education stations at their own pace. Various event durations may be accommodated.

Station-Model Events

One-time, 60-90 minute tour for groups of 8-15 participants, ending with a $10 Challenge, an activity where participants practice the skills they’ve just learned to buy a healthy meal for a family of four, for under $10. Guided tours are typically offered in grocery stores.

Cooking Matters at the Store is a free, interactive educational experience that teaches low-income adults how to get the most nutrition for their food dollars.

Guided Tours

This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program- SNAP-Ed.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.